iTunes U for Art Educators

Teaching Art in the Cloud

I’ve always thought it would be great to have my own college course.   iTunes U gives me that chance to deliver content for free to you.  I have recently developed a couple iTunes U courses available to view from your iPad or iPhone .

Teaching Art in the CloudDigital Tools in the Art Curriculum    If you’ve been following The Teaching Palette for a while, you may have already seen a few of the techie resources included in this course.  But what makes the iTunes U format so great is the note-taking capabilities during a video tutorial and the ability to digitally highlight text within the posts (watch video below for overview). This course will show you how to easily create digital lesson plans, organize online content and collaborate with other art educators while equipping you with the tools to become more prepared and resourceful teacher.

Common Core Literacy in ArtCommon Core: Literacy in Art Education This fall the art teachers in my district presented at our state art ed conference on how we integrate literacy into our art curriculums.  Following our presentation, I gathered our resources together as a digital handout and as a way to share well beyond the walls of our conference session.  I am so lucky to work with such amazing art educators!

If you’re not familiar with the iTunes U app, watch this quick demo:

I would love to hear what you think!  Anything I can add or do you have any ideas for new iTunes U courses?

Theresa McGee

Hello! My name is Theresa McGee and I am a National Board Certified Art Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator teaching in Hinsdale, Illinois. My curriculum is structured around creative thinking and technology integration into the learning process. I have authored eighteen articles for the Tech4ArtEd Column in SchoolArts Magazine and several iTunes U courses for professional development. I've presented at the state and national levels including several online webinars for art educators. In 2010, I was awarded Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year and in 2011 I was awarded the national PBS Teacher Innovator award. I love to share ideas that contribute to the art education profession!


  • April 7, 2013


    Just downloaded your podcasts. What about one on teaching strategies for classroom management in the art room. I’d also be interested in creative assessment methods and checking for understanding.

  • June 11, 2014

    geoffrey beane

    My wife is an art teacher and has been using something called to house her students art portfolios online… images, audio and video. It can house an entire student academic profile, but she is using it just for its ability to hold student artwork, student comments and teacher reflections. Her kids like it because they can create as many portfolio sub-categories as they want.

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